Ottawa Sports & Recreation Guide
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- Ottawa Swordplay
Ottawa Swordplay is dedicated to teaching medieval European martial arts. The medieval warrior depended on these skills for survival; their systems and training were as elegant as any modern martial art. We offer both adults’ and childrens’ classes, as well as private events and birthday parties at our sword hall.
- Ottawa Gymnastics Centre
Our mission is to inspire enthusiasm for and lifelong involvement in gymnastics by providing positive and diverse programs. Whether you're interested in recreation or competitive programs, adult drop-in classes, special needs programs, camps, birthday parties or private lessons - OGC is the Place to Be! Check us out at www.ottawagymnasticscentre.ca
- Studio X Ottawa Inc.
Studio X Ottawa Inc. is your "one stop" eclectic dance, fitness and space rental centre! We offer eclectic range of dance classes and Fitness Classes Ottawa to children, adults and older adults. We also rent the space to teach, practice, rehearse, have any type of social gatherings or corporate events.
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- Rink of Dreams open for skating
- Camp Fortune opens Friday Nov. 22
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of Ottawa recreation
Our local government offers a wide variety of affordable recreation programs, and this page is the place to start to see descriptions and schedules for all the programs.
This service is for people who want to play a team sport but can't commit to joining a conventional team and playing each and every week. You pick the time that is convenient for you. Meet new people and develop new friendships both during and after the game.
- Ottawa Sport & Social Club
OSSC provides co-ed, recreational sport leagues, tournaments and social events for active adults. These leagues and events are a great way to get exercise, meet friends, expand your social circle, or learn a new sport. All games are co-ed and self officiated.
- Time Out
A non-profit and proudly gay organisation where members can participate in sporting, social and recreational events.
Covering high school and amateur sports in Ottawa.
- Ottawa Outdoors Magazine
Blog by the Ottawa Citizen's Martin Cleary, about amateur sports in Ottawa.
- OttawaStart Blog: Sports & Recreation
Sports are listed alphabetically. At the end of this list, you'll find a list of local stores and services specializing in sport equipment. Add your link: click here to suggest a site...
Baseball / Softball
- Batting Cages in Ottawa
We get a lot of questions about batting cages in Ottawa, and as far as we know there are no public batting cages in Ottawa.
In Gatineau, Le Pavillion du Golf at 769 Maloney Boulevard (near Labrosse) has a batting cage 819-643-6969.
And about 30 minutes south of Ottawa, just east of Metcalfe, there's a place called 417 Strike Zone RR 1, Metcalfe, ON K0A 2P0. Call first to make sure they're open: 613-821-3737.
You can rent a batting cage from a company based in Dunrobin called Circus Delights.
Know of any other batting cages in the Ottawa area? Let us know!
- Champions for Ottawa Baseball
This group is working to bring AA baseball to Ottawa.
- Blackburn Ladies Softball League
- Carlingwood-Frank Ryan Little League
- Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League
- Greely 3-Pitch mixed softball league
- Kanata Men's Lobball League
- Kanata Minor Softball Assoc.
- Orleans Amateur Fastball Assoc.
- Ottawa Conventional Softball League
- National Capital Baseball League
- Little League Ontario District 6
- Ottawa Fat Cats (The Fat Cats played at Ottawa Stadium last season, but have ceased operations for 2013.)
- Ottawa Knights Baseball
- Ottawa Tech Softball League
- Pinecrest Little League
- A Baseball Geek (blog)
- The Tao of Stieb (blog)
- Unofficial Ottawa Voyageurs blog
- Ottawa SkyHawks
A new team in the National Basketball League of Canada will being play at Canadian Tire Centre in the 2013-2014 season.
- CIS Hoops.ca
- Carleton University - Men's Basketball
- Carleton University - Women's Basketball
- Kanata Youth Basketball Association
- Nepean Amateur Basketball Assoc.
- University of Ottawa - Men's Basketball
- University of Ottawa - Women's Basketball
- Capital Hoops Classic - this annual event showcases the men's and women's basketball teams from Ottawa and Carleton, and takes place every January at Scotiabank Place.
Boating & Fishing
- Please see our Ottawa Boating & Fishing Guide...
- Capital District Ten Pin Bowling Association
- Galaxie Bowling (Gatineau)
- McArthur Lanes
- Merivale Bowling Centre
- Ottawa YBC Youth Bowling Homepage
- RA Centre Bowling
- Orleans Bowling Centre
- Walkley Bowling Centre
- West Park Bowling Centre
- Ottawa Bowling (more bowling alleys in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec)
- Please see our Ottawa Bike Guide...
- Nepean National Equestrian Park
- Partidge Acres
- Pinto Valley Ranch
- Queenswood Stables
- Rideau Carleton Raceway
Flying / Aviation
- Ottawa Foosball
Everything you ever needed to know about foosball in Ottawa is on this site including locations, league info, event listings, player profiles, and a message forum.
- Capital Region Football
- Capital QB's
- Lansdowne Park Guide
- Ottawa Invaders Football Club
- Ottawa Sooners
- Ottawa Swans Australian Football Club
- Ottawa Nepean Touch Football League
- Cumberland Panthers Football Club
- Grey Cup 2004
- Please see our Ottawa Golf Guide...
- Club de gymnastique Les Sittelles
- GCGC Gymnastics
- Kanata Rhythmic Gymnastics Club
- Ottawa Gymnastics Centre
- Starr Gymnastics
- Tumblers Gymnastics
Gyms, Fitness & Personal Trainers
- 24 hour fitness clubs (list of fitness clubs that are open 24 hours a day in Ottawa)
- Alex Huard Fitness
- Altitude Gym
- Athlete 365 Online Personal Training (blog)
- Ben Franklin Park Superdome
- Boot Camp Fitness
- Capital MissFits
- Edge Fitness Centre Equipment
- Elgin Fitness
- Elsbeth Vaino's Blog
- Experience Nia in Ottawa
- Fit-Ed. Health & Wellness Ottawa
- FITMOM Ottawa
- Iron Rose Personal Training
- Jack Purcell Recreation Assoc
- Legit Fitness
- National Capital Fitness
- Nia in Ottawa
- Ottawa Athletic Club
- Ottawa Fitness Training
- RA Centre
- ReveLUKEtion (boot camp)
- Survivor Bootcamp Ottawa
- Top Shape Fitness
- See also: Health Guide...
- For the latest on the Ottawa Senators, Ottawa 67's, Gatineau Olympiques, and amateur hockey in the Nation's Capital, please visit our Ottawa Hockey Guide...
Martial Arts & Self-Defence
- Black Belt Excellence
- Douvris Martial Arts & Fitness
- Gorindo School of Martial Art
- Gloucester-Ottawa HupKwonDo
- Gloucester Ottawa Self-Defence
- Heritage Martial Arts
- Jeet Kune Do
- Ninjutsu Kanata
- Nomad Kickboxin & Boxing
- Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts
- Ottawa Swordplay
- Ouelette Karate & Self Defence
- Phoenix Taekwondo Martial Arts Academy
- Pilates Patio
- Shotokan International
- Stittsville Taekwon-Do
- Stronger You
- Tae E Lee Orleans
- Therien Jiu-Jitsu & KickBoxing
- Zen Fight Club
- Zen Marial Arts and Fitness Centre
- Luskville Dragway
- Motorsport Club of Ottawa
- National Capital Karting Club
- See also: Ottawa Driving Guide...
- Ottawa Outdoors Magazine
- Ottawa Hostel Outdoor Club
- Ottawa Valley All Terrain Vehicle Club (OVATVC)
- Outdoor Ottawa
(directory and blog about outdoor sporting and recreation)
- Petrie Island Outdoors Club
- Ripple Adventure
- The Outdoors Guy
(blog by Jeff Morrison from the Ottawa Sun)
The Hike It Bike It Walk It Drive It Guide: to Ottawa, the Gatineau, Kingston & Beyond
A guidebook from Ottawa author Ann Campbell. Features a variety of outdoor daytrips in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. Contains maps, directions, up-to-date info and contact phone numbers.
Paintball / Laser Tag
- City of Ottawa Ringette Association (CORA)
- Eastern Ontario Region Ringette Associations
- Nepean Ringette Association
- Gloucester-Cumberland Ringette Association
Running, walking, track & triathlon
- Carleton Cup
- National Capital Race Weekend
- nataliedoes42k (blog)
- Nepean Nordic Walk
- Runner's & Triathlete's Web
- The Running Room
- Terry Fox Athletic Facility
Skating (ice & inline)
- Please see our Ottawa Skating Guide...
- Please see our Ottawa Ski Guide...
- Please see our Ottawa Soccer Guide...
- Please visit our Ottawa Swimming Guide
- All you need is luv: We've been playing tennis in Ottawa at least since the 1870's, when the game was first played on the ground of Rideau Hall. Today, there are dozens of courts and hundreds of players who take part in the game. If you're a fan of the game, you'll want to check out the OttawaTennis.com, the home page of the National Capital Tennis Association. They've got the latest news about local leagues and tournaments, a list of places to play, and plenty of other helpful links. And if you're looking for a partner to play with, check out the Ottawa Virtual Tennis Club.
- Dara Tennis Club
- Elmridge Tennsi Club
- National Capital Tennis Association
- Ottawa New Edinburgh Club
- Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club
- Ottawa Virtual Tennis Club
- St. James Tennis Club
- HOPE Volleyball BeachFest
Each year, thousands of volleyball players take part in this annual event at Mooney's Bay. It's an annual tournament that raises funds for local charities, with lots of volleyball and live bands as well.
- Ottawa Competitive Volleyball League
- Ottawa Kangaroos Volleyball
- Ottawa Mavericks
- Ottawa Volleyball
- Ottawa Volleyball Academy
- Queen of the Court (social women's volleyball)
- Barbed Wire Board (wrestling)
- Kanata Yoga
- Littlefeet Yoga (yoga for children)
- Mountain Goat Yoga
- Pathway Yoga
- PranaShanti Yoga Centre
- Sattva Yoga
- Upward Dog Yoga Centre
- Windhorse Yoga
- Yoga La Grange
- Yoga With Dev
Stores & Services
- Figure 8 Skate Specialists
- Fitness Depot Ottawa
- Flashback (retroreflective safety product)
- Kewltech Performance
- Mountain Equipment Co-op
- Ottawa Used Sports
- Ottawa Valley Canoe & Kayak
- Procheck Stats & Picks
- Running Room
- Sport Echange Outaouais
- Sport Mart
- Sport Systems Canada Inc.
- The Ultimate Disc Golf Store
- Tommy and Lefebvre
- Treadall (mats & flooring)
- Valiquette Sports
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